Guidelines are as simple as this:

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  • Cheap (cheaper is better, but let’s call the ceiling $3,500)
  • Can handle all manner of horrible muddy fields filled with tall winter wheat (number one priority above all; field access is horrendous)
  • Durable, easy to repair, most parts available at a local auto parts store

Hit me with what you guys have. I have a bunch of ideas but I can’t whittle them down.